What are the emerging technologies that will transform remote working in years to come?
Right now, a great many companies are practicing “distributed work”, in which everybody is working remotely. But while behaviours have adapted, we are still using the same tools that were available before the pandemic. So, what are the emerging technologies that will transform remote working in years to come?
To Bharat Mediratta, chief technology officer at Dropbox, the quarantine experience has highlighted a huge gap in the market. “What we have right now is a bunch of different productivity and collaboration tools that are stitched together. So I will do my product design in Figma, and then I will submit the code change on GitHub, I will push the product out live on AWS, and then I will communicate with my team using Gmail and Slack and Zoom,” he says. “We have all that technology now, but we don’t yet have the ‘digital knowledge worker operating system’ to bring it all together.” That’s a valuable opportunity – and one that Dropbox has firmly in its sights. Last year, it unveiled its new collaboration platform that integrates cloud-based content with many of the apps that Mediratta mentions.
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